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Baron Joicey, of Chester-le-Street in the County of Durham,[1] is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1906 for the coal mining magnate and former Liberal Member of Parliament for Chester-le-Street, Sir James Joicey, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a baronet, of Longhirst and of Ulgham, both in the County of Northumberland, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1893.[2] He was succeeded by his eldest son, the second Baron. He was High Sheriff of County Durham in 1910. The second baron lost his son young, and on his death his younger brother succeeded to the barony. The third Baron was an army officer, whose elder son died in WWII without male issue, and he was thus succeeded by his younger son, the fourth baron. As of 2010 the titles are held by the latter's eldest son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1993.

John Joicey, uncle of the first Baron, was a Liberal politician and coal owner.

The family seat is Etal Manor on the Ford Castle and Etal Castle estate.

Barons Joicey (1906)Edit

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. William James Joicey (born 1990)

Coat of arms of Baron Joicey
A demi-man affrontée in armour Proper, garnished Or, the helmet adorned with three feathers Gules, holding in the dexter hand a scimitar of the first, pommel and hilt Gold, supporting with the sinister hand an escutcheon Argent, charged with three torteaux within two bendlets invected of the second between two fleurs-de-lis Sable.
Argent three lozenges Sable within two bendlets invected Gules between two miners' picks in bend Proper.
On either side a Shetland pony Proper, haltered Or.
Omne Solum Forti Patria [3]



  1. ^ "No. 27877". The London Gazette. 23 January 1906. p. 541.
  2. ^ "No. 26418". The London Gazette. 4 July 1893. p. 3781.
  3. ^ "Debrett's Heraldry". Internet Archive. Dean, London. Retrieved 28 February 2019.